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Justice Alito to teach in Capitals of Europe Program


Penn State Law is proud to welcome United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., as Distinguished Guest Jurist in the Law School's Capitals of Europe Summer Program from June 21 - July 19, 2010. Justice Alito will be teaching a one-credit course entitled "Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation." Using recent important cases, the course will exam a variety of challenging issues that have arisen in recent Supreme Court cases. Among these are questions arising under the Second, Fourth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments, as well as theories of constitutional interpretation and the doctrine of stare decisis.

Justice Alito was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2005. Before that, he served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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The Capitals of Europe Program offers students unique opportunities to study vital comparative and international law issues through the eyes of experts heavily immersed in resolving such issues. Students will also participate in on-site seminar sessions in the Hague, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg with members of the:

  • International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace in the Hague
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague
  • International Criminal Court in the Hague
  • European Court of Justice in Luxembourg
  • European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

For more information about the Capitals of Europe Program, visit the Law School's website.

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